Run For The Warriors, Orlando spotlights 10th year of support to wounded service members and their families

ASA and Hope For The Warriors® host 5K run/walk

Newswise — ORLANDO, Fla. – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors,® Orlando 5K Run/Walk at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, at the Orange County Convention Center. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting and marks ASA’s 10th consecutive year of sponsorship.

All proceeds from the Orlando race will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit that assists Veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, and transition services.

“For the past decade, ASA has partnered with Hope For The Warriors to honor service members and Veterans as they balance the challenges of military life with the pride that comes from having served,” said ASA President Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA. “The ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting has become synonymous with the Run For The Warriors event, and we couldn’t be prouder to show our support for such a worthy cause.”

Run For The Warriors is a race series open to civilians and military members that honors the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and celebrates their strength and resolve. The series also provides wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue the sport of running, walking or adaptive cycling to assist in physical and emotional rehabilitation. 

The race will start and finish at the Orange County Convention Center, South Concourse bus lanes. Pre-registration is $25 and day of race is $35. 

“It’s been an honor to have the continued support of the American Society of Anesthesiologists for our Run For The Warriors race series,” said Co-Founder and President of Hope For The Warriors Robin Kelleher. “Hope For The Warriors exists because of this race series and thanks to partners like ASA it continues to thrive, making a lasting impact on the service members, Veterans and military families that we serve.”

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Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 53,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves. 


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About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Warrior’s Wish, has granted 200 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.orgFacebook or Twitter or Instagram.  

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